Frisco Depot Lenexa, KS

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    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hello Frisco Folks

    Here is a photo of the Frisco Depot in Lenexa, KS

    Take care, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!

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  2. railroadguy65

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  3. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following link for a view of the Lenexa, KS depot.

    Originally the depot's agent / operator bay faced southeast. The original address was in the 13450 block of Santa Fe Trail Drive (a/k/a Old Kansas City Road), just northeast of the intersection with Pflumm Road.

    The depot has been relocated to a city park away from the tracks and operated by the Lenexa Historical Society. The current depot address is 14907 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS.

    Hope this helps.


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  4. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following link for a view of the train status board from the Lenexa, KS Depot.

    The view of the board is before the depot was relocated and restored as evidenced by its well weathered appearance.

    Hope this helps.


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  6. Frisco Depot in Lenexa, KS
    In 1909, construction of its railroad depot was a 40' by 20' frame combination station

    Old picture of the Lenexa, Depot

    All-Aboard Vol. 2 No. 6
    page 2 of 4

    The Lenexa depot was officially listed as Station No. C14 on the Kansas City Sub-Division of the Northern Division. Shortly after its construction, sixteen passenger trains would either stop or pass by on a daily basis.
    -...In 1960, fifty years later, the volume of trains had been reduced to a daily schedule of only six.
    -...The last passenger train passing by Lenexa was the Southland.

    Following the Frisco-BN merger in 1980, the old wooden depot was replaced with a smaller metal building.
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  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The 1909 depot was the second depot at Lenexa.

    The last passenger train that served Lenexa was the Sunnyland. The Southland did not stop.

    The 1909 depot was replaced with a brick structure. During 1987, the 1909 depot was moved to a city park.

    All these details may be posted elsewhere on the site.

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  8. :cool: Karl, we have to assign you to edit the All-Aboards. (y)

    Finding specific depots on All Aboards is nearly impossible. There are about 144 issues. I do not know of a cross reference? Is there a way ?

    I have found some Forum depot names have more than one posting, with some have the same pictures.
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  9. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Frisco 228, 4-4-0, Rhode Island Locomotive Works later (ALCO) class of 1903 and a southbound passenger train (perhaps number 101, the KC-Joplin train) arrives at Lenexa, KS ( the first Lenexa depot). This depot was destroyed by fire during the evening of November 27, 1908. The negative does not have a date, but since the Frisco replaced the Memphis Road depot in the photo with a new Frisco Standard Plan depot in 1909, we can date the photo between 1903 and 1908. The Frisco retired the 228 during September 1934. Negative my collection:
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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    There is an index that yardmaster (Chris Abernathy) created if you just go to the FMIG & All Aboard newsletters forum.
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  11. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Just admiring that great photo in detail -- I would guess closer to 1903!
    That locomotive and tender look pretty shiney - like "almost new"?

    What a shame that the signal? post was there ...
    Is that wood in the tender?
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  12. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter


    The object which blocks the view of the locomotive is the mail crane. The locomotive was a coal burner.
  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Thanks, KARL! I thought it was a mail post, but was unsure about the loco!
  14. rcmck

    rcmck Member Supporter

    Awesome photo Karl - thank you for sharing!

    Bob McKeighan
    Lenexa, KS

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